I'm dividing my time between marketing Panic and writing Psychosis and enjoying the former far more than I thought I would, but still pining to focus on the latter.
As is usual for me I reached around the halfway point in my first draft and realised that a character that I thought would be interesting just didn't fit and so had to scrap him and start over. I don't know why I always seem to do this, but so far it's worked, so who am I to question it? Anyway, the loss of the character ultimately meant the loss of about 6,000 words, but replacing them has, I think, led to a much stronger story with far more potential. Still on course to meet my deadline and have it finished by the autumn. At least as long as I can keep my fingers away from that delete button.
Haven't found time to do much else, but did squeeze in a movie. Unfortunately the movie I squeezed turned out to be The Purge. Now, I try to find redeeming qualities in pretty much every movie, but this one had me yearning for the end about 50 minutes before it finally arrived. Sticking to the old adage that if you can't say anything nice it's better to say nothing at all, I'd sum up The Purge thusly: